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Jan 30 2010

Thai Beef Salad

Published by at 4:02 pm under Cooking at Home

We were inspired to make Thai Beef Salad after having a homemade version at our friend’s sister’s house. It’s a wonderful combination of flavors – tangy from the lime juice, spicy from the hot chili sauce, salty from the fish sauce, mild and refreshing crunch from the cucumbers and carrots, and of course hearty from the beef! We should have asked for her recipe when she made it for us, but instead we decided to piece it together by what we remembered. It was such a great snack that we thought we ought to share it with you guys!

In a bowl, we combined 1/2 sliced red onion, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 grated carrot, and 1 sliced cucumber.

We used 5 oz. of flap meat which we cooked and browned in the pan. This gets sliced into bite-sized pieces.

Add the sliced flap meat and about 1/2 cup of cilantro. Mix all the ingredients together in the bowl and add 1 tbsp of fish sauce, 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce, and the juice of 2 limes. If you want it less spicy, use less chili sauce. You can also chop up fresh Thai chili if you can handle the heat! Marinate this salad overnight to obtain the best flavors.

These are not hard-to-find ingredients, so preparing Thai Beef Salad is much easier than you think. It is refreshing, fulfilling, and will leave you wanting more.

15 responses so far

15 Responses to “Thai Beef Salad”

  1. Foodaddict buddyon 30 Jan 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I love Thai beef salad. Got any leftovers for me when I come by?

  2. Simon Food Favouriteson 30 Jan 2010 at 4:52 pm

    looking very yummy! love the flavours of a good thai beef salad :-)

  3. ravenouscoupleon 30 Jan 2010 at 7:35 pm

    we always get some this type of salad or either larb when we do thai..this looks great

  4. MaryMohon 31 Jan 2010 at 12:14 am

    Love the colour and flavour combination. I can have this for lunch and dinner….yum

  5. Cookin' Canuckon 31 Jan 2010 at 7:14 am

    This looks fantastic – my favorite flavors! Do you know if flap meat goes by a different name? I don’t think I’ve seen that in my local store.

  6. Ed Schenk@ Detroit Eatson 31 Jan 2010 at 10:46 am

    This looks delicious! I love Thai flavors.

  7. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipeson 31 Jan 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I love how fresh the salad looks even with cooked beef! Lovely.

  8. Altaon 31 Jan 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Oh yes, this is very much something I’d adore munching on! Yum!

  9. Dhaleon 02 Feb 2010 at 6:28 am

    We love Thai food around here. In fact, we just had some last night. The bf is a huge meat lover so I think I’ll have to be a good little girlfriend and make this for him.

  10. thefoodaddictson 03 Feb 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Cookin’ Canuck – sorry I didn’t respond earlier about your question! Flap meat is also known as skirt steak. Just a thin piece of meat. We buy our flap meat at Costco in bulk, so we put them in small ziploc bags and freeze them. It’s nice when we need some beef for a recipe – like this Thai Beef Salad!

  11. For Two, Pleaseon 03 Feb 2010 at 2:42 pm

    YUM. we always order beef salad whenever we eat out at a Thai restaurant…guess next time, we’ll eat in for it! :)

  12. noobcookon 04 Feb 2010 at 5:46 am

    It looks so inviting & yummy. I’ve just bought a bottle of fish sauce just to make beef salad recently ^_^

  13. Hannaon 04 Mar 2010 at 7:55 am

    your salad make my husband hungry…he said are you going to make this (he loves Thai food alot) after you let me see all those wonderful looking dishes. :)

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  15. Danon 31 May 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I just made this yesterday and follow your instruction to the tee and the salad came out tasting pretty bland compare to the Thai salad I tasted from the restaurant. Is there something I’m missing?

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